More space for ‘green’ companies at Port of Rotterdam

Marine engineering company Van Oord has recently started with the project at Maasvlakte 2 where 55ha of land is being raised for companies that make renewable fuels and chemical products. Preparation of the site followed the Finnish company UPM’s recent announcement that it is now only looking at Rotterdam as a location for establishing its …

Impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict on port of Rotterdam 

The conflict in Ukraine has prompted the European Union and other bodies to impose a number of sanctions on Russia. The extensive import of energy (crude oil, oil products, LNG, coal) is not (yet) affected by sanctions, but the export and transhipment of containers in particular suffers from the uncertainty caused by the conflict and …

One of the heaviest heavy loads that has ever been transported in Germany

deugro shipped three reactors for Bayernoil Raffineriegesellschaft mbH in Neustadt, Germany. The shipments encompassed reactors with a weight of up to 663 metric tons, one of the heaviest heavy loads that has ever been transported in Germany. In the first phase of this project in July 2020, the first (temporary) reactor with a size of …

Pecém Complex signs cooperation agreement with SOHAR Port and Freezone, in Oman

Pecém Complex (CIPP/SA) has signed a Cooperation Agreement with SOHAR Port and Freezone, located in Oman, in the Middle East. The agreement provides for commercial and technical cooperation between the industrial complexes and port terminals. Port of Rotterdam is for both ports one of their shareholders. Positioned between Muscat and Dubai, on one of the …

Throughput volume in the Port of Rotterdam falls 9.3%

Affected by the coronavirus pandemic, throughput in the port of Rotterdam amounted to 112.4 million tonnes in the first quarter, 9.3% down on the same period last year. Falling throughput was seen mainly in the coal, crude oil and oil products segments. There were also positive notes during the first quarter as the increase in …

World’s largest crane vessel arrived to Rotterdam

Sleipnir, the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel, has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam on Sunday, March 22. The construction of Heerema’s Sleipnir was completed in July 2019 and since then, the vessel has been busy across the globe. Named after the Norse God Odin's eight-legged stallion, Sleipnir stands at 220 meters long, 102 meters …